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UN reveals list of 112 companies with ties to Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank

The United Nations human rights office has released a list of more than 100 companies it says has business ties to settlements in the occupied West Bank, in the first-ever attempt to name and shame firms, which sparked a fierce backlash from Israel. Among the 112 listed are international travel giants Tripadvisor, AirBnB, Booking.com, Opodo, Expedia and eDreams. Also named is British company JC Bamford Excavators Ltd, American telecommunications provider Motorola and food maker General Mills. The report was commissioned in 2016 by the human rights council that…